Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks

Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks

Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment

1st Edition - November 13, 2018

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  • Editors: Benoit Roig, Karine Weiss, Veronique Thireau
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132913
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132906

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Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment addresses the threats facing the rapidly changing world and provides guidance on how to manage risks to population health. Unlike conventional and recognized risks (major, industrial, and natural), emerging risks are characterized by low or non-existent scientific knowledge, high levels of uncertainty, and different levels of acceptability by the relevant authorities and exposed populations. Emerging risk must be analyzed through multiple and crossed approaches identifying the phenomenon linked to the emergence of risk but also by combining scientific, policy and social data in order to provide more enlightened decision making. Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment provides examples of transdisciplinary approaches used to characterize, analyze, and manage emerging risks. This book will be useful for public health researchers, policy makers, and students as well as those working in emergency management, risk management, security, environmental health, nanomaterials, and food science.

Key Features

  • Presents emerging risks from the technological, environmental, health, and energy sectors, as well as their social impacts
  • Contextualizes emerging risks as new threats, existing threats in new locations, and known issues, which are newly recognized as risks due to increased scientific knowledge
  • Includes case studies from around the world to reinforce concepts


Researchers and practitioners in public health and those studying emerging and chronic risks and disaster management

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Emerging Risks
    The exposome: a new tool for improved health risk assessment

    Part 1: New Risks
    1. Indoor Air and Public Health
    2. Advanced manufacturing processes and technologies
    3. Multi-dimensional Impacts of Nanotechnology on Public Health

    Part 2: Known Risks in New Locations
    4. The emergence of vector borne diseases in new location
    5. Radioactive remains
    6. Human spaces and inhumane species: social representations of the risk of invasion

    Part 3: Known Issues Now Recognized as Risks Due to an Increase in Scientific Knowledge and/or A Change in the Perception of the Population
    7. Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Organisms as Environmental Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Addressing Global Health Risks
    8. Risk perception of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment and precautionary measures
    9. Chemistry and psychology, cross views on pesticides Risks
    10. Assessment and management of risks associated with antibiotic resistance in the environment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132913
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132906

About the Editors

Benoit Roig

Dr. Roig is professor in risk sciences. He is head of the CHROME laboratory (EA7352) dealing with the characterisation and management of chronic and emerging risks. He was involved in numerous project focussed on the impact of contaminated environment on human population. He was the Scientific Coordinator of the EU funded PHARMAS Project, which assesses the risks to wild animals and humans posed by environmental exposure to pharmaceuticals. He has published numerous articles on risk related to environmental waters. Currently member of the Occitanie regionnal expert panel for small and high water cycle. Previously member to the scientific board of the research program for environment and health of ANSES as well as member of European external Expert panels for endocrine disrupting chemicals .

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Risk and Public Health, Universite de Nimes

Karine Weiss

Dr. Weiss has contributed actively to the consolidation and dissemination of environmental psychology in France. Together with her colleagues from the Laboratory of Environmental Psychology at the University Paris-Descartes, she promoted the creation of the Association of Francophone Environmental Psychology (ARPEnv). She has published articles on various aspects of environmental psychology, from social psychological and from social representation approaches, including welfare; the relationship of the individual with natural resources and natural hazards; risk and risk management, both in natural and built environments, syndrome of the sick building, and environmental psychology in France.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Environmental Psychology, Universite de Nimes

Veronique Thireau

Dr. Thireau has published over a dozen articles in Institutional Economics, Industrial Organization, Economic Geography.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctor of Economics, Universite de Nimes, France

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